Tag Archives: VTDigger

Local News
May 23, 2018

Windsor County plans to erase marijuana convictions

By Alan J. Keays, VTDigger

“Expungement Day” for those with misdemeanor marijuana convictions in Windsor and Chittenden counties will take place next month.

State’s Attorneys from both counties have said they were working out the details for expunging convictions for certain marijuana convictions in light…

Op - Ed
May 16, 2018

Gov. Scott’s line in the sand

By Angelo Lynn

Gov. Phil Scott’s line-in-the-sand mantra not to raise a single tax or a single fee has made politics in Vermont’s capital more strident, divisive and unruly. The irony is that the governor himself is mild-mannered, affable, pragmatic and someone who seems to get…

State News
May 16, 2018

Scott pulls the plug on iconic Vermont Life magazine

By Xander Landen/ VTDigger

Vermont Life, the state’s signature regional magazine which in recent years has faced financial woes and racked up millions in debt, will shutter its doors in June.

The Scott administration announced Thursday that it will cease production of the 72-year-old state-owned…

Local News
May 16, 2018

Plea deal allows ex-Rutland firefighter to avoid jail term

By Alan J. Keays, VTDigger

RUTLAND—A city firefighter who was fired late last year following his arrest while off-duty on charges of impersonating a police officer and later for crashing into a parked car while driving drunk has reached a plea deal that will allow…

Local News
May 2, 2018

Sawyer released on bail

By Anne Galloway, VTDigger

Jack Sawyer, the 18-year-old accused of plotting to kill students at Fair Haven Union High School, was released into the custody of his father on Friday morning, April 27. He checked into a mental health facility on Friday evening, according to the…

Local News
May 2, 2018

Former Rutland woman sues city, cop for excessive force

By Alan Keays/VTDigger

RUTLAND – A former Rutland woman has filed a lawsuit against the city, its police department and one of its officers, alleging the officer used excessive force in taking her into custody, slamming her to the ground leading to a concussion and…

State News
April 25, 2018

Prosecutor drops felony charges in Sawyer case

By Alan J. Keays, VTDigger.org

RUTLAND — Rutland County State’s Attorney Rose Kennedy has dropped four felony charges, including three attempted murder counts, brought against Jack Sawyer, who police said had threatened to shoot up Fair Haven Union School.The filing by Kennedy comes on the…

State News
April 25, 2018

Gun clubs, businesses sue state over magazine limit

By Anne Galloway, VTDigger

The Vermont Federation of Sportsmen’s Clubs and four other plaintiffs are suing the state over a ban on large capacity gun magazines.

The federation, a gun association, several sporting goods stores and a woman from Bethel allege that a new law putting a…

Mosquito spraying raises health concerns in Rutland County lakes district
Local News
April 4, 2018

Mosquito spraying raises health concerns in Rutland County lakes district

By Mike Polhamus, VTDigger

Residents’ worries over pesticide use by a mosquito-control district in Rutland County have Vermont Law School clinicians asking the state to hold off on issuing a permit allowing application of chemicals that kill adult mosquitoes.

Some residents who live within the Brandon-Leicester-Salisbury-Goshen-Pittsford…

State News
April 4, 2018

Governor to sign historic gun bill after passage in Senate

By Alan J. Keays, VTDigger

A landmark bill that would make a series of significant changes to the state’s gun laws has received final approval from Vermont’s General Assembly.

Gov. Phil Scott, a Republican, says he intends to sign that bill as well as two others…